Migration from legacy COBOL to Micro Focus COBOL involves transitioning an existing COBOL application or system developed using older COBOL versions or platforms to Micro Focus COBOL, which is a modern version of the language.
Legacy COBOL systems are typically characterized by their age, use of outdated technologies, and the need for modernization due to various factors like maintenance challenges, lack of support, or scalability issues. Micro Focus COBOL, on the other hand, offers enhanced features, improved performance, and better integration capabilities with modern technologies.
Verradyne’s unparalleled knowledge of Legacy COBOL systems and Micro Focus COBOL make us the leading provider of migration services in this arena.
Here at Verradyne we know that the key to a successful migration is understanding our customers needs. Verradyne never uses a one size fits all approach with our customers. We consult with you to gain an intimate understanding of your systems and requirements. We then tailor our tools to deliver an outcome that addresses ALL your needs!
The following outlines the process of migrating from legacy COBOL to Micro Focus COBOL:
1. Assessment and Planning: Evaluate the existing COBOL application, identify the dependencies, understand the business logic, and define the scope of the migration project. Consider the target environment and the specific requirements of the Micro Focus COBOL platform.
2. Consultancy and design: Verradyne will consult with you to understand your needs and tailor our tools to meet your exacting requirements for execution, performance and maintainability.
3. Code Analysis : Analyze the existing COBOL codebase, identify any language-specific constructs or features that need to be updated or modified to be compatible with Micro Focus COBOL.
4. Code Migration : Verradyne will the consolidate the knowledge gained from points 2 and 3 to tailor our tools to deliver the solution you require. Not until we fully understand all aspects of your system do we begin migration. Once all aspects have been carefully considered and our tools have been tailored to your needs we will we migrate your code.
5. Data Migration: Assess the data storage mechanisms used in the legacy system and determine the approach for migrating data to the Micro Focus COBOL environment. This could involve converting file formats, reorganizing databases, or developing data migration scripts.
6. Integration and Testing: Ensure that the migrated COBOL application integrates seamlessly with other components or systems in the target environment. Develop and execute comprehensive test plans to verify the functionality, performance, and reliability of the migrated application.
7. Deployment and Transition: Plan the deployment strategy, considering factors such as downtime, data synchronization, and user training. Gradually transition users from the legacy COBOL system to the new Micro Focus COBOL environment, ensuring minimal disruption to ongoing business operations.
8. Post-Migration Support: Provide ongoing support and maintenance for the migrated application, addressing any issues or bugs that arise. It’s important to establish a process for monitoring and resolving post-migration challenges to ensure the stability and efficiency of the newly migrated system.
Overall, migrating from legacy COBOL to Micro Focus COBOL enables organizations to leverage the benefits of a modern COBOL environment, such as improved performance, enhanced functionality, and better integration capabilities with contemporary technologies. Working with Verradyne will ensure that the solution you require is the solution you get!!